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Pool problems check the Pool Wizard

 Pool problem help & pool maintenance tips Most pool owners have similar complaints about their pool water problems and say things like: “My swimming pool always turns green with algae!”, “My eyes and nose burn when I swim and I can smell the chlorine,” or “The swimming pool water is cloudy. How do I know if the water is safe for my kids?” This site addresses these and other questions about pool water chemistry and swimming pool problems. Step by step guides take you through all aspects of pool water testing, balancing the water chemistry and general swimming pool maintenance. To […]

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Gas/Propane vs Heat Pump vs Solar?

 Are you looking for a way to utilize your swimming pool for as much of the year as possible?  Today  we’re going to discuss the benefits of heating your pool, different heating options, and how much  each option costs initially and on a monthly basis. Without a pool heater your swim season may only last three or four months, while the addition of a  heater will typically extend your swim season about two months depending on location and climate.   We all know how much kids enjoy the swimming pool and closing time can be kind of a bummer  but […]

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Tips to Keep a Sparkling Clean Pool !!!

Cloudy water?
There are several things that you can easily do to discover why your pool has cloudy water

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Swimming Pool Plaster Repairs

Swimming Pool Plaster Repairs Concrete swimming pools are the best pools that money can buy but when it comes to repairs, like to the interior surface of the pool, the repair costs can get very heavy, very quickly. The interior surface of a concrete pool is a very dense mortar that is troweled to a water resistant smooth finish. The base layer, or structure of a concrete pool, is made from concrete and steel reinforcing. Concrete however is porous which means that water would leak out constantly. In order to limit this problem, a very dense mortar layer, called plaster, […]

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Stabilizer Levels

 Understanding chlorine stabilizer is important. Chlorine stabilizer or conditioner (cyanuric acid) is used in the maintenance of outdoor chlorine-maintained swimming pools. The stabilizer helps act against the UV rays. The purpose of the stabilizer is to help the chlorine last longer and prevent consumption of the chlorine. This helps the chlorine last longer and reduces consumption. A chemical test determines the cyanuric acid level. The typical cyanuric range is 20-40 PPM in northern areas, where southern areas are typically higher, 40-50 PPM. This difference occurs from the amount of sun exposure, with the southern areas receiving more sun. If the levels of […]

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Let’s Have a Pool Party!

OK, it’s party time. The most fun you could ever have around your pool is when you have guests and are entertaining.  It is the perfect time to show off your pool  from Pools by Design your Woodlands Pool Builder . The key here is preparation.  Invitations, menus, helpers, pool, and yard will all need to be taken care of in advance.  The more you do ahead of time, the more time you will have to enjoy the party.  Start about a month before the party. Make a list of who you want to come. We can’t give any advice here.  But […]

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POOL EQUIPMENT FOR EASY MAINTENANCE

Routine maintenance is a necessary part of pool ownership Thanks to technological advances in swimming pool equipment, pool care has become more simple, convenient, and efficient than ever. Here are some pool tools that will make taking care of your pool a quick and easy process. Automatic Pool Cleaner Automatic pool cleaners automate the otherwise manual task of removing dirt, leaves, and other debris from the pool. There are different types of automatic pool cleaners and most manufacturers offer a variety of models to fit any swimming pool, budget, or lifestyle. Automatic Pool Covers Covering your pool between swim sessions […]

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What to Do With Wrinkled Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners

There are some chemical conditions that can cause a vinyl swimming pool liners to wrinkle. Wrinkles most often occur in swimming pool liners during the winter, when the swim pool is closed and the water level is lower. How can you get the wrinkles out of vinyl swimming pool liners? During the construction of a pool, the hole that is dug is slightly larger than the pool, and the dirt that is backfilled is not as compacted as the undisturbed soil around it. This can create a “bowl” which holds water for a while before that water is absorbed into the […]

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How To Paint Your Pool

The most important part of painting a pool is not choosing the right color. It’s the prep work. Far too often jobs are rushed. The surface is not properly prepared. This will lead to many problems down the road, many times within a few weeks.   There are three main types:   Epoxy Swimming Pool Paint Pool epoxy paints are for new construction and pools painted previously with epoxy. It’s long lasting and durable. It will stand up to UV rays, chemical treatments and will last about 7 – 10 years.   Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint Base Rubber paint is not […]

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Fire Pits Safety Tips

  When the weather turns cooler, homeowners can continue to enjoy their  outdoor living spaces by adding a heat source like a fire pit Fire pits have  become very popular lately.  The warmth and joy that radiates from the  open fire can make parties, intimate gatherings and simple marshmallow  roasts the most sought-after and enjoyable activities of the spring,  summer and autumn months.  However, fire pits are wrought with  dangers, and to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your guests, you  should address the following safety concerns.  There are a variety of types, including custom-made and pre-fab, but no […]

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